Thomas, Keith

Birth Date

28th July 1929


Oswestry, Shropshire



Biographical Text

Winger Keith Thomas played for Exeter City in the 1950s having played for Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff City and Plymouth Argyle. He later re-appeared for Oswestry Town where he had started his career.

Playing for his local club Oswestry Town, Keith joined Sheffield Wednesday in September 1950 where he appeared in 10 league matches (scoring one goal). He then moved to Cardiff City in July 1952 (netting four times in nine league starts) before Plymouth Argyle paid a fee of £4,000 for him in November 1953. Combining playing with working as a school teacher, Keith made 35 league appearances for the Pilgrims scoring eight times.

Keith joined Exeter City on a part-tme basis in March 1956 and made his Grecians’ debut in a 1-0 defeat at Aldershot on 10 March as he went on to play ten league games during the remainder of the season with a goal against Crystal Palace in his second game.

Remaining as part of City's plans during 1956/57, Keith made a further 33 league appearances for the Grecians netting on five occasions. Leaving St James' Park in the summer of 1957, he decided against a move to Hereford United and returned to Oswestry Town as player-manager before taking a similar role with Pwllheli.







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